Practical ways to correct home highlights
Highlighting is one of the basic hair coloring techniques that allows you to change the image. Highlighting helps to lighten hair and mask gray hair. It can be done with or without root tinting. But what if the result did not live up to expectations?
What to do if highlighting did not work out?
highlighting – one of the basic closed hair lightening techniques, which is taught in all hairdressing courses. However, not everyone gets a decent result and not immediately. Also, many women, not having the necessary knowledge and practical skills, undertake to lighten their hair or their girlfriends / mothers / sisters on their own. On the Internet, everything looks so simple!
We will tell you further about what to do when highlighting failed and how to save the situation.
Techniques to keep blonde
So, after unsuccessful highlighting, there are two main options to correct the situation: re-lighten or paint over everything in a dark shade. As a rule, first of all, women resort to the first option, since they always have time to become a brunette.
There are several techniques that will help correct highlighting. We tell you which ones.
Re-highlighting with darkening of loose strands
The first and most logical way to fix a failed highlight is to perform a second procedure more accurately and professionally.
Important: When performing the technique again, the separated strands must be tinted in the shade that will be applied to the roots.
This will help avoid stains and correct the situation. If this is not done, the detachable hairs, when combined with the newly clarified ones, will give “dirt”. This is a complex and lengthy procedure, but this is the only way to get an accurate result. By the way, it is this method that is used to “break down” wide strands, with which many people come to the salon after home experiments.
Airtouch with minimal indentation
Airtouch is a fairly new closed hair lightening technique. The essence of the method is to “blow out” short hairs (fragments, processes, undercoats) with a hair dryer and lighten the remaining mass. The closer the strand is clamped to the roots when blowing, the more blonde will be in the final result.
To correct inaccurate highlighting, you can use this technique. We blow out the minimum amount of short hairs, and lighten the rest. Then we tint the roots to smooth the transition and get an attractive effect.
Total blonde with stretch
If the techniques (highlighting with airtouch) seem complicated or you don’t like the effect they allow you to achieve, but you want to keep a light shade of hair, we make a total blond. To do this, it is necessary to lighten the entire length, dividing into thin strands. Then toning is performed.
To visit the master less often, you can choose a color stretch. The technique involves applying a shade close to natural on the roots, and lighter on the length.
Repaint in a dark shade
If re-lightening is scary or the quality of the hair has suffered greatly after the first procedure, you should not risk it. It is better to abandon the idea of being a blonde and opt for a more gentle procedure. In this case, it is toning in a darker shade.
Choose a color as close to natural as possible or darker. This is the only way to hide failed stripes and get a uniform canvas.
Often, before darkening clarified strands, masters perform procedures such as prepigmentation or substrate. The essence of the methods is to “saturate” porous hair with direct pigment, so the dye will lie more evenly and last longer on the hair. If this is not done, the likelihood that the shade will quickly wash off is high.
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